An actress boldly returns to work in a surprise twist… Days of our Lives cast a new Sonny and he has a connection to The Young and the Restless… and a General Hospital leading man celebrates a milestone… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.
Bold Surprises — She-Devil Returning
Diabolical Sheila Carter is headed back to The Bold and the Beautiful. In a surprise twist, vet Kimberlin Brown will be portraying Finn’s (Tanner Novlan) birth mother.
Rena Sofer’s (Quinn, B&B) daughter, Avalon, just turned sweet 16. The proud mom shared a special birthday wish to her youngest daughter.
Soap Opera News — DAYS Faves Returning
DAYS has cast a new Sonny, and he’s an alum of The Young and the Restless. Zachary Atticus Tinker will be appearing on Peacock’s Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem along with Greg Rikaart, who’s resurrecting the role of Leo.
Also set to appear on the streaming spinoff is Eileen Davidson (ex-Kristen/Susan). Plus, Christie Clarke (Carrie) and Austin Peck (Austin) will be returning, too.
In an exclusive Soap Hub interview Paul Telfer (Xander Cook) revealed how he bonded with onscreen foe Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie). Find out what the twosome have in common.
How did DAYS stars Stephen Nichols (Steve) and Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) help fans fill their time during the soap’s two-week Olympics break? By hosting a Q&A session, that you can read all about here.
General Hospital — Checking “In”
A Milestone for Kin
Kin Shriner is heading into his 45th year as General Hospital’s Scott Baldwin. He shared a fun video in honor of the occasion.
In Other Soap Opera News
Victim of Fraud
Eva LaRue (ex-Maria, All My Children; ex Celeste, Y&R) issued a warning to everyone in LA using credit cards at gas stations. She and her daughter, Kaya, both had their accounts hacked.
Several co-workers and friends reported the sad passing of Jay Pickett (ex-David, ex-Lorenzo, General Hospital; ex-Frank, Port Charles; ex-Chip, DAYS) on his Facebook account. The actor was 60.
Dominic Zamprogna (Dante, GH) posted a loving tribute to his late mother on what would have been her 75th birthday, while Mishael Morgan (Amanda, Y&R) shared news of the loss of the “strongest woman” she’s ever known.
New Pup in the Family
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R) and her kids Natalia and Jameson, are now a family of four. The clan’s added a new puppy to their mix.
In Other Projects
Kiara Barnes (ex-Zoe, B&B) previewed her new nighttime series Fantasy Island, as well as her reunion with Adain Bradley. Telma Hopkins, who debuted as PI Denise Tolliver on Y&R this year, is shooting a pilot. Here’s what we know about Dangerous Moms.